So, what do we do? What are we for? Well, that all depends on why you're a part of TAC. We're a network, connecting kindreds and individuals around the world so they can provide each other, through TAC, knowledge, teachings, and aid when possible. Our goal at TAC is to try and unify as many heathens as possible to create a network of knowledge and wisdom that all members can tap into, throughout the world. We provide the tools needed to grow already existing kindreds and help create new ones. For those who wish to stay individual, we help with the resources they need to learn and grow in the way they want to. We host events, gatherings, and spread TAC’s message throughout the Asatru communities.
What is TAC?
The Asatru Community Inc., or TAC Inc., is the largest, fastest-growing Asatru 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization in the world. TAC is not like other Asatru organizations you may be a part of, or have heard of. TAC isn't perfect, but we strive to offer the heathen community something new and something different.
Before we get any farther, it's important to give a brief definition of what Asatru is:
TAC is an idea. An idea that heathens of various belief systems can come together in a safe, free environment to share, spread, and gain knowledge from their fellows. An idea that events can be hosted around the world by various individuals and kindreds to help support their local communities. We understand that ideas will vary greatly, and we support and hope they do. There can be no free thought without varying ideas. This is how we learn and experience the real world, how it was intended to be experienced.
What makes The Asatru Community different? There are a few ways in which The Asatru Community differs from other organizations. Are we better? Well, that's for you to decide, but we do try to be different. We don't have any membership fees. It's free to join as a Charter Member, and we would love to have you!
You do not have to compromise or change your ideals to join TAC or participate. There will be many varying ideas.
Kindreds and individuals who are members of TAC retain their individuality but have access to the larger whole.
What does TAC offer? Think of it this way: you or your kindred are an individual village. You're isolated and run things the way you want to. You have your own rules, your ways to honor the Holy Powers, and you take care of your own the way your community needs you to. But here and there, you travel to the marketplace to trade, gather news, hear stories, partake in raids (we will not be doing this!) and join in greater community events outside of your own village. That's exactly what TAC is!
TAC is the marketplace you go to! You come bringing your goods to trade, (knowledge, willingness to host events, services you can provide, members, ideas, wisdom, your own networks, etc.) and you get those things back in return from others around the world who have come to that marketplace, that network, to trade. Do the traders there tell you what to do or how to do something? No! So where does the administration come in if they don't tell you what to do?
Well, they would be the market guards! They stand at the side and watch. They don't tell you what to do. However, if there's a fight, or a thief in the market, they kick them out of the marketplace to keep the peaceful trading going. The marketplace has basic rules the traders and villagers must follow. Not to control them, but rather to simply keep the peace. Are you starting to see what TAC is?
TAC has a strong online presence and a rapidly growing presence in the real world. TAC is the tools and the network, but you are still the providers, the people who will make TAC grow and become what we know it can be!
Unlike other organizations, we're not unified under one way of doing something or thinking. All of our members are free to do as they please (if they abide by our by-laws). Unlike other organizations and groups, we allow you to practice and do things the way you want. But it all depends on you and your needs.
So why should you join TAC? Well, TAC isn't for everyone. If you want a network with anchors in real people and real communities that's safe and free of racism, a place where you can have access to growing libraries of information, a place where you can reach out to others similar to you, a place where there's a true sense of community, then The Asatru Community is right for you.